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Old 12th December 2019, 12:27   #1501
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At first glance I would have thought this was a Model T Ford, but looks larger? Any ideas?
Maybe a Willys from the 20's, though I cant find a picture with the bumper and sidelight.
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Zamindar of Kadavur and friends.

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Almost all the details match. Perhaps the picture is stretched?

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Old 14th December 2019, 11:06   #1503
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Almost all the details match. Perhaps the picture is stretched?

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Matches more with this 1924 Willys Overland Touring Model 91

Note the wings and the headlights. (Sidelights/bumpers/Radiator shape are still not the same as compared to the Indian car.)

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Matches more with this 1924 Willys Overland Touring Model 91

Note the wings and the headlights. (Sidelights/bumpers/Radiator shape are still not the same as compared to the Indian car.)

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I have flipped the reference image I posted earlier. Also, I have compressed the zamindar car image by about 5%. Now note the following-

1) The shape of the wings
2) The shape and the recessed front surface of the radiator.
3) The beaded edges to the doors.

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I have flipped the reference image I posted earlier. Also, I have compressed the zamindar car image by about 5%. Now note the following-

1) The shape of the wings
2) The shape and the recessed front surface of the radiator.
3) The beaded edges to the doors.

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Aditya, I agree you have a match. So what car / year have you posted ? I assume Ford Model T, ca 1926 . Thanks

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Arni Jagir

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The Jagir of Arni was situated in the district of North Arcot in the then Presidency of Madras. Its extent was 211 square miles and comprised of 192 villages. The city of Arni is about 20 miles from Vellore. The direct lineage of Arni Jagirdars after Vedaji Bhaskar Pant were usually named A.Srinivasa Rao Sahib, A. Thirumal Rao Sahib or A.Venkata Rao Sahib.
List of cars and some details from the website

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a brilliant collage of these 4 early cars

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Aditya, I agree you have a match. So what car / year have you posted ? I assume Ford Model T, ca 1926 . Thanks
Yes, the reference car is a 1926 Ford Model T. Sorry I forgot to mention that in my earlier post.

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A round radiator always makes me think "Delaunay Belleville"
Having said that, other marques might have used a round radiator as well.


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Can we safely say this one is a British Daimler, or did others also use a fluted radiator?


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Lancia Theta? Itala? I know it's a long shot...

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Old 18th December 2019, 22:30   #1508
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Raja Saheb Ajai Varma Singh ji of Pawayan with others.

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Picture and info credit : Mr. Uday Singh Jubbal

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My father, Lieutenant Colonel Raj Kumar Birendra Singh of Jubbal, H.P. with his Packard and his army buddies. This photograph was taken at Madras in 1951.
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The Jam Saheb visiting the Ford works (Dagenham?) Wonder if he did any shopping too.



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The English version. Dagenham indeed, July 1935
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On my recent visit to Varanasi, we visited the Banaras Maharaja's Ramnagar Palace and Museum.

The two important cars in the museum are the Minerva and Cadillac

1917 Minerva
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Appears to be a limo
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1927 Cadillac with side mounted spare wheels
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The Coat of Arms
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Great to see them preserved, the Caddy in in fantastic condition hope none of them get a full blown restoration.

What other cars are there, any more pics.
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On my recent visit to Varanasi, we visited the Banaras Maharaja's Ramnagar Palace and Museum.

The two important cars in the museum are the Minerva and Cadillac

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A photo of the Cadillac, posted by "the mole" aeons ago:

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A Post-Independence ex-royal family car

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On our South India trip in our "DODGE" car & with heaps of luggage !

In the photograph are driver Sardar Gurdial Singh, myself, my elder sister, Neira Jubbal, my mother, Rani Ourmila Devi of Jubbal & our cook, Ram Rattan Jhakta of village Khatasu in Tehsil Jubbal, District Simla.

This photograph was taken in December, 1959.
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